We can provide a range of standard counter-top EFTPOS Terminals that can suit your business requirements. EFTPOS Central is able to source terminals from several manufacturers and this allows us to provide you with a truly fit-for-purpose solution that meets your needs.
Traditionally countertop terminals fall into three main categories:
One Piece Terminal – This is generally a standalone terminal that both the merchant and cardholder use to complete a transaction. This is often the cheaper option for merchants and well suited to environments where both the merchant and cardholder have easy access to the terminal.
Handover Unit – This type of unit has the PINPad sitting in a cradle above the printer. As with the one piece terminal, both the merchant and cardholder use the PINPad to initiate and complete a transaction. The advantage is that the PINPad can be ‘passed over’ to the customer for them to complete their part of the transaction. This is a popular type of configuration for businesses with split level countertops or where the customer may be some distance from the merchant.
Two Piece Terminal – A terminal in this configuration has a separate PINPad connected to the main EFTPOS terminal that allows the merchant and customer to complete their steps in the transaction independently. It is extremely well-suited to high traffic environments like cafes, bars, retail stores and bakeries. The main advantage of this configuration is that the PINPad can be placed in a convenient location up to 3m from where the main unit resides.